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For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2013
Media Contact:
Lillian A. Abreu
abreul@miamidade.gov
786-469-4682

Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department Partners With Fed-Ex to Benefit the Community


(from left to right) Jonathan Welch, Manny Rodriguez, Orlando Perera, Patrick Dorcely, Octavio Chaviano, Enrique Roman,   Julio Cuenca and  Humberto Rivera

Community Action and Human Services Department, Energy Division

(from left to right) Jonathan Welch, Manny Rodriguez, Orlando Perera, Patrick Dorcely, Octavio Chaviano, Enrique Roman,

Julio Cuenca and  Humberto Rivera

(MIAMI, October 25, 2013) – Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) joined forces with the Safespace Foundation, Inc. and Fed-Ex, Inc. as part of their annual “Fed-Ex Cares Day”.    The event was aimed at enhancing the shelter to improve the quality of life of the participants.  One hundred and twenty-seven (127) employees of Fed-Ex, Inc. participated as volunteers.  Work was performed in the areas of painting, cleaning, landscaping, and interior decorating.  The President of the Latin American and Caribbean Division of Fed-Ex Juan N. Cento, addressed the volunteers and expressed his gratitude for their hard work and generous $12,000 donation to the Safespace Foundation, Inc.

"This is a perfect example of what can be accomplished when private business partners with a non for profit organization, and government, to improve the lives of citizens”, said Ivon Mesa, MPA, Program Manager of the Violence Prevention and Intervention Services, Miami Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department. 

Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services currently operates two Domestic Violence Centers (shelters); Safespace North and South, two transitional housing facilities; Inn Transition North and South, three Domestic Violence Outreach Units, and the Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC).   These programs offer protection and supportive services to victims of domestic violence and their dependents.   

The Safespace Foundation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization committed to the advocacy and empowerment of domestic violence victims and survivors through their collaboration and support of Miami-Dade County agencies and other entities that provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and financial assistance to these individuals.

For more information contact Ivon Mesa at Coordinated Victims Assistance Center, Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department at (305) 285-5900, 2400 South Dixie Highway, Miami, Florida 33133.